continuing with the alphabetical journey around Burlington....
Burlington's community museum is a replica of the original homestead of Joseph Brant (1742-1807) also known by his Mohawk name of Thayendanegea. He became the city's original settler when granted 3,400 acres of land at the 'head-of-the-lake' by King George III, awarded for his services as a Mohawk and British captain to the Crown during the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. The rest of the land is where the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital now sits.
The Civic Holiday in August is locally called Joseph Brant Day.
"He was a noble figure who dedicated his life to advancement of his people. While he understood and accepted the European world as transplanted to America, he maintained his integrity as an Indian."
A convert to Christianity, Brant spent his later years living quietly at his magnificent house at Burlington Bay in an English style and translated parts of the bible into Mohawk.
There is also a time capsule that will be opened during the city's 200th anniversary.
information from UpperCanadaHistory.ca